Gunmen kill 1, injure 3 inside Pottawattomie Park

Chicago police units remain at Pottawattomie Park after four people were shot on February 25, 2024. (Citizen)

CHICAGO — Two gunmen opened fire on a group of people inside Pottawattomie Park, leaving a woman dead and three other people injured on Sunday afternoon.

Chicago police said the victims were standing inside the park, 7340 North Rogers, when the assailants walked into the park and opened fire around 3:33 p.m.

Both gunmen ran from the scene, heading north on Winchester Avenue after the shooting, according to a CPD media statement. Officers were provided with a description of one suspect: a Black male wearing a brown sweater and a ski mask. The second shooter also wore a ski mask, according to a witness.

A 19-year-old woman died from a gunshot wound to the chest, according to CPD. The other three victims were all listed in good condition:

  • a 20-year-old man with a graze wound to the forehead
  • a 22-year-old female with a gunshot wound to her right foot
  • a 19-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the left hip

Two other people have been shot in Rogers Park this year, bringing the year-to-date total to six. That compares to four at this point last year. There were three people shot as of this date in 2022, including one who was shot in self-defense. In 2021, only one person had been shot through the end of February.

Update February 26, 2024: The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified the woman who died as Keyonce Gladney.

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